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#11  Gandulf 09-04-2020, 07:52 AM
Will google the others thanks.
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#12  Gandulf 09-04-2020, 07:55 AM
Quote pdurrant
An interesting question. I can't think of one off-hand.

In my experience, if the main character is a magic user, the series starts off with them learning how to use their magic. If the magic user is experienced already, they're never the main character.
Yes I know, but was looking for something different, probably not easy for authors to write or what normal reader look for.
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#13  Gandulf 09-04-2020, 08:00 AM
Quote JSWolf

Another really good series is Discworld by Terry Pratchett. The first two books feature a really interesting wizard. There are witches and other things in the series. It's really fun and funny even though not all the stories have magic in them.
They are very funny love that type of humour, but that's all I can say good about them for me.
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#14  hildea 09-04-2020, 03:42 PM
Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy triology fits, but I'm not sure how well it works if you haven't read The Black Magician triology first (which is about a novice learning magic).

Mary Robinette Kowal's Glamourist histories, a five-book series, starting with Shades of Milk and Honey. The protagonist does get better in magic during the series, but she's an accomplished glamourist as the beginning of the first book. In this world, magic is subtle, illusions and not fireballs.
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#15  Pajamaman 09-04-2020, 03:46 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Watch-Book-Sergei-Lukyanenko/dp/0062310097
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#16  Gandulf 09-04-2020, 03:51 PM
Quote Pajamaman
https://www.amazon.com/Night-Watch-Book-Sergei-Lukyanenko/dp/0062310097
Thanks but no kindle account so it not free
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#17  Gandulf 09-04-2020, 03:56 PM
Quote hildea
Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy triology fits, but I'm not sure how well it works if you haven't read The Black Magician triology first (which is about a novice learning magic).

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Read her the age of five trilogy so will make note of the others thanks.
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#18  JSWolf 09-04-2020, 04:32 PM
Quote Gandulf
Thanks but no kindle account so it not free
Even with an Amazon account it's not free.
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#19  jviscosi 09-09-2020, 11:22 AM
You might have a look at C.S. Friedman's "Cold Fire" trilogy. Several of the main characters are quite powerful sorcerers right out of the gate.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36159.Black_Sun_Rising

"Tigana" by Guy Gavriel Kay also has some fairly powerful POV sorcerer characters, although the MAIN main character isn't a wizard at all.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/104089.Tigana
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#20  cmoim 09-24-2020, 10:59 AM
One of my favorites, it has 7 books in total and that is the Witcher series.
The first thing I loved about it is its maturity. It doesn't mind being brutal and doesn't shy away from sex.
Also the development of characters is done in a great way.

Apart from that my second favorite series is the stormlight archives by Brandon Sanderson.
Expansive world with many cultures and different people.
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